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Another trip around the sun...

Yoni's Kitchen Cabinet

June 26 · Issue #32 · View online
Sharing meaningful experiences, impactful ideas and career + event opportunities in the NY/TLV tech ecosystems

Another trip around the sun…

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome to YKC. Happy official start of summer and pre-4th of July weekend. If you want to give me an early birthday gift then please follow me on Instagram @yonzes; working to step up my Insta game by featuring ideas and people working on amazing things. 
My birthday happy hour is this Thursday, June 28th at PH-D rooftop Dream hotel downtown (355 W 16th St.) at 6:30 pm. To RSVP click here.
Feel free to invite guests, please RSVP in the link so I can get a sense of how many people to expect.
When you get to the venue let the door staff know you’re there for Yoni’s birthday.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” 
-Stephen R. Covey
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart by Shane SnowI read Shane Snow’s first book, Smartcuts, a few years back during a difficult professional time, and got real value from the book. His work definitely gave me some needed insights and helped me shift from the binary perspective I had at the time.
He’s being billed as a young Malcolm Gladwell for Generation Y and Z, and I think the concept of the book is fitting as empathy and teamwork are something which seems to be in short supply these days. Particularly to truly understand other people’s perspective. With the gig economy, solo freelancing, and lots of time in front of laptop and smartphone screens, this book serves as a reminder that we can’t do it all ourselves, and if we want to truly to be cognitively optimized and succeed we need do so in working with other people. 
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Humility is having its day: Personally, I think humility is overrated, except when it comes to intellectual humility, without which no clairvoyant decision making can happen. 
 Storytelling was the takeaway: Though probably not the author’s intent, the masterful storytelling makes me want to double down on improving this skill.
 Topical release with the World Cup: We’ll look back at the winning team and see ideas from the book in their execution. 
Future Dream Team | 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Highlights
Life; squeeze that lemon
Life; squeeze that lemon
⚪ Journey Meditation: My friend’s company, Journey Meditation, is building the world’s largest meditation community, both online and off, and their next product is the first live, group meditation app - think Peloton for meditation. They just raised money and are now hiring for 4 key roles - Head of Engineering, Head of Product, Head of Sales, and Head of Marketing. Know anyone great for the role? If so, they’d love to hear from you! Email
Solving real problems
Solving real problems
OneRecord: OneRecord is a tool for patients to retrieve their own digital records using healthcare industry standards and modern APIs. OneRecord seamlessly combines all of a patient’s medical records, lab results, immunizations, medications, and family history into one easily accessible and portable place.
When pulling in patient records, OneRecord preserves the original document while standardizing the individual data elements so that they can be aggregated. The aggregate health record can then be exported in a format that can be consumed by any electronic health record system. This ensures that OneRecord users can interact with any existing EHR that their care team already uses.
Doctors have full-time staffs. Patients have OneRecord. For information email their CEO Jennifer directly at
Your Medical Records, At Your Fingertips - OneRecord
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
5 Questions with Dan Schawbel: New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel distills the most actionable and tangible advice from a variety of world-class humans including entrepreneurs, authors, Olympians, politicians, billionaires, Nobel Prize winners, TED speakers, celebrities, astronauts and more. As your host, his goal is to curate the best advice from the world’s smartest and most interesting people by asking them just 5 questions. Highly suggested you check this podcast out, Dan is on the cutting edge of contemporary millennial workplace thinking.  Subscribe on iTunes here.
Financialese Survey: They are seeking to explore the way fast-growing businesses approach their finance function! They have teamed up with investors and operators to create a survey that will hopefully lead to very insightful findings. They plan to publish and share anonymous findings with the folks that submit and other interested parties that want a deeper understanding of the space. Please help them out by sharing with your friends, colleagues and broader networks! You can access the survey here. 
Thriving, not just surviving, with a Chronic Illness: Join Morgan Knochel, CTO of healthcare startup OneRecord for an insightful, empowering and tip-filled panel discussion about managing a chronic health condition AND living your best life. Tue, June 26, 2018, 7:00 PM, Breather, 122 Hudson, 5th Floor, Suite 2. Tickets here. 
 Live! From Tomorrow! a tech-centered variety show: Live! From Tomorrow! is a monthly tech-centered variety show featuring skits, interviews and startup demos. This episode of Live! From Tomorrow, entitled ‘LFT: SOME -topia’ attempts to answer the oft-asked question: what the heck kind of -topia is this? U-? Dys-? WED, JUNE 27, 6:30 PM. Caveat, 21A Clinton St. Tickets here.
Talking Cars: How will VoiceBots shape the interaction with autonomous vehicles: Techcode invites you to join them at their next meetup together with the Chatbot summit community. Moderated by Channel 10’s senior Tech & Automotive correspondent Aviv Frenkel, you’ll be able to hear what technology leaders and world-class experts from top automotive brands think about trends in voice conversational experiences related to cars around the world and in China. Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 PM, Techcode, Nahalat Binyamin St 58 · Tel Aviv-Yafo. RSVP here.
Venture Capital & Fundraising - Advice For Startups: Funding is one of the biggest pain points entrepreneurs face. And it begins with the question of what kind of funding to pursue. For those entrepreneurs considering a venture path for their startups, the road ahead can seem daunting: making the right connections, valuing your company, closing the deal & strategically planning a future that makes sense for the business, as well as a new set of stakeholders. Wednesday, June 27, at 06:30 PM, Alley Chelsea, 119 W 24th St. Tickets here.
Breakfast with an Investor: Irene Ryabaya, Investor, and Co-Founder, Monarq Incubator: Irene is creating programs for women-led companies to access funding and resources and expanding opportunities for women to start, grow, and fund their businesses. Irene is also a frequent speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, pitching, and diversity in startups. Thu, June 28, 8:30 AM, KettleSpace Nomad @The Cannibal, 111 E 29th St. (between Park & Lexington). Tickets here. 
Investor Coffee Morning with Jet Blue Technology Ventures: Their Investor Coffee Mornings are a great opportunity to navigate the investment landscape, understand different funding options, build relationships and engage relevant investors to successfully raise external capital. FILL IN THIS FORM and they will email you to confirm your slot if you meet the criteria (founder of a technology product startup). June 28, 9:00 am, TechHub NYC, 158 W 27th ST.
Power to the User: IAC Dor Chadash** in collaboration with SOSA and Israeli Mapped in NY invite you to Power to the User 2018. An exclusive event celebrating Israeli Technology and Innovation. Meet, eat, and drink with the people behind some of New York’s most promising Israeli startups. Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 PM. Experience by Knotel, 666 Broadway. Tickets here.
⚪ Funny as Tech: A tech ethicist & a comedian tackle the thorniest issues in technology with the help of experts! On Wed, July 11th Funny as Tech welcomes special guests Bridget Carey (CNET), Natt Garun (The Verge), and John Keefe (Quartz Bot Studio) to join hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (comedian) to explore: How Human Should Our AI Assistants Be?! Wed, July 11th, 6:30pm. Caveat, 21A Clinton St. Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats. Tickets here.
Party with the Future Labs on a rooftop in Dumbo: Future Labs invites you to join them as they celebrate 9 years of shaping New York City’s economy, one startup at a time. Kick off your week meeting the new and alumni founders, employees, mentors, and investors that have made the Future Labs a success all the while enjoying brews, food, and a beautiful view! Monday, July 16th, NYU Tandon Digital Future Lab 20 Jay St. Rooftop - Floor 10, Brooklyn, 5:00 PM. RSVP here.

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